4th Annual Allocators' Choice Awards & Masterclass

Dec 1st 2020
Mandarin Oriental, New York
New York City

An afternoon of intense discussion among an exclusive group of asset allocators and managers.
An evening of seven awards, exclusively for — and chosen by — asset allocators.

Join us for the most elite event in institutional investing.

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See 2019 highlights below.

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award
Michael G. Trotsky


We were pleased to announce Michael G. Trotsky, CFA, Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer of the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management (“PRIM”) Board, as the recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Trotsky was honored alongside the winners of the peer voted categories, announced at the 3rd Annual Allocators’ Choice Awards on December 3, in New York City.

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Award Categories

Voting Criteria:

Institutional asset owners only are eligible to vote in the Allocators’ Choice Awards. This includes staff members of retirement systems, endowments, foundations, sovereign funds, central banks, family offices (single and multi) consultants, but not asset managers, or other service providers.

You can only vote once. If you submit multiple ballots, when voting closes we will accept only your most recent submission.

All ballots will be verified.

The Masterclass

Success in the CIO suite creates a unique challenge: The number of people you can turn to for guidance rapidly diminishes.

The Institutional Investor Masterclass aims to mitigate this challenge.

For the afternoon before the Allocators’ Choice Awards, we will bring together an elite group of 100 asset allocators, along with a select group of asset managers, to discuss, debate, and tackle institutional investing’s intractable problems.

2019 Theme:

Three Million People Will Read Institutional Investor This Year. Only 11,000 of Them Matter. Knowing What They Consume Can Offer Allocators an Edge.

According to Institutional Investor data, there are approximately 11,000 essential institutional allocator decision makers on earth.

Can understanding how and what those 11,000 are reading provide a demonstrable edge when constructing institutional portfolios, engaging with asset managers, and guiding allocator careers?

We think so.

Members of the 3rd annual Allocators’ Masterclass will gain that edge through this year’s program, heavily influenced by Institutional Investor’s understanding of what content the world’s most important investors (and readers) are consuming.

Please click here for the preliminary agenda.

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Award Methodology

Nominations were open for the seven categories through August 9. Finalists were announced on September 10 as selected by the Institutional Investor editorial team. Voting, by qualified asset allocators only, began that day and continued through September 30. Winners were announced at the Allocators' Choice Awards on December 3, held at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City.